Import version with one bonus track.
Over the course of his musical career, Trent Reznor has managed to deliver a full-length studio album about every five years. Although he's a bit late with 2005's WITH TEETH (following 1999's THE FRAGILE), listeners are rewarded with Nine Inch Nails' most streamlined and straightforward record since PRETTY HATE MACHINE. Here Reznor cuts back on programming and synthesizers, opting for heavy use of guitars, bass, and--surprisingly--piano and live drums. In fact, the album's secret weapon is drummer Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana), whose thunderous percussive style gives certain songs--most notably the frenetic "You Know What You Are?"--added weight and a welcome no-frills rock edge. Though the techno/industrial element of Reznor's music has been played down, his lyrics are typically angst-ridden, with dramatic tales of isolation, deception, loss, and love gone wrong. More than 15 years after his debut, Reznor is as tormented as ever, and Nine Inch Nails fans wouldn't have it any other way.
What the critics say...
Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "[V]intage Nine Inch Nails: New Wave with a heart of darkness."
Spin (p.61) - Ranked #29 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2005" - "[T]he most insular NIN album yet. Somehow, he makes that pathos work..."
Entertainment Weekly (No. 817/818, p.145) - "[Reznor] and his music sound more invigorated than at any time since SPIRAL..." - Grade: B+
Uncut (p.97) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[O]ne suspects 'Getting Smaller', in particular, will sound great live..."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) - "[A] powerful collection that proved the band's continued relevance."
- All The Love In The World - (studio)
- You Know What You Are? - (studio)
- Collector - (studio)
- Hand That Feeds - (studio)
- Love Is Not Enough - (studio)
- Every Day Is Exactly The Same - (studio)
- With Teeth - (studio)
- Only - (studio)
- Getting Smaller - (studio)
- Sunspots - (studio)
- Line Begins To Blur - (studio)
- Beside You In Time - (studio)
- Right Where It Belongs - (studio)
- Home (bonus track) - (studio)